Liverpool open talks with Barcelona over transfer of Luis Suarez

Liverpool and Barcelona opens negotiations over the proposed £80million transfer of disgraced star Luis Suarez.

Liverpool officials, including managing director Ian Ayre, have agreed to meet Raul Sanllehi, Barcelona’s director of football management, in London to discuss their valuation of the 27-year-old.

Barcelona are looking to strike a compromise of around £60m, based on the fact that Suarez is banned from football for the next four months following his bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez set the wheels in motion for his transfer after apologising on Monday for his attack on Chiellini.

The Uruguayan’s statement of contrition was viewed as a necessary step by Barcelona prior to their official bid and was met warmly by sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.
‘Suarez has shown he is humble enough to admit an error, which is very important,’ said Zubizarreta.